Janine Benner | MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

This Deep Dive Study Group will review approaches to assessments, a variety of strength-based criterion reference and observational checklists for young autistic preschool aged children clinicians can use in school-based or clinical settings.

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Janine Benner received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California State University Long Beach. She has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for 31 years, with the last 23 years working in pediatrics. Janine recently received board certification in Child Language with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD). Janine is a school-based speech-language pathologist and works with preschool and elementary students. Before working in the public schools, Janine was an Assistant Professor and Assistant Clinical Coordinator at Loma Linda University in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She developed and taught undergraduate courses in autism spectrum disorders, language disorders in children, a graduate-level Issues in Public School Speech Pathology course, and an SLPD course in neurodiversity. Janine was also a faculty supervisor for two of the department’s pediatric clinics, autism and early intervention. Janine utilizes strength-based and evidence-based approaches to assess and treat young children with complex language disorders. Janine uses naturalistic, developmental, parent-mediated, child-led, play-based treatment models and coaching strategies. She is passionate about whole-person care, service, mentoring, and teaching.

Deep Dive Study Group: Refresh Your SLP Toolbox: Assessment and Treatment Approaches for Young Autistic Learners

Description: This group/course will review approaches to assessments, a variety of strength-based criterion reference and observational checklists for young autistic preschool aged children clinicians can use in school-based or clinical settings. It will cover approaches for choosing and writing goals, identification and demonstration of evidenced-based naturalistic strength-based, relationship-based approaches to treatment and treatment ideas and activities, and methods to monitor progress and provide effective parent coaching strategies. Mentees will practice observational  and clinical description skills for reports and documentation and develop tools for their clinical toolbox with regard to assessment and planning treatment activities. Mentees will also apply skills learning in course to current cases and then mentor will provide feedback during discussions and Q & A time.  

Dates & Agenda: 

  • Session 1 (1.5 hrs): Refresh your View of Autism and Using Strength Based Assessments, Thurs, Oct 5, 4:30pm PDT/7:30pm EDT 
  • Session 2 (1.5 hrs): Refresh Your Assessment Reports and Goal Writing for Autistic Learners, Thurs, Oct 12, 4:30pm PDT/7:30pm EDT
  • Session 3 (1.5 hrs): Refresh Your Skills in Relationship Based and Strength-based Approaches and Selection of Therapy Materials and Activities, Thurs, Oct 19, 4:30pm PDT/7:30pm EDT EDT 
  • Session 4 (1.5 hrs): Refresh Your Skills in Parent and Teacher Coaching, Use of Evidenced Based Techniques To Support Autistic Learners , And Reflection on Cases and Skills Learned, Thurs, Oct 26, 4:30pm PDT/7:30pm EDT

Are you ready to take your skills to the next level?

  • Limited to the first 20 people to enroll (must have a minimum of 10*).
  • A one-year Professional subscription to SpeechTherapyPD.com is included for non-subscribers. 
  • 4 guided 90-minute group discussions and lessons. 
  • Each session will begin with a mentor presentation followed by a group discussion of case studies and applications. 
  • Bring specific case studies to be discussed. 
  • Discussion group available during the week for your cohort on The SLP Hub community forum. 
  • Post-group access to the private mentor group discussion forum. 
  • Pre-requisite courses assigned by the mentor may be required. 
  • Sessions will be recorded for future reference and in case of a missed session. 
  • Sessions are offered for ASHA CEUs (must attend live). 

Why choose Deep Dive Study Groups? 

SpeechTherapyPD.com Deep Dive Study Groups include a Professional Subscription (access 1000+ CE courses through webinars, seminars, and podcasts, plus get full access to The SLP Hub), four 90-minute interactive sessions, and post-group access to a peer private discussion forum. If you’re not currently a Professional Subscriber, this will cost $359. If you’re already a Professional Subscriber, you’ll pay $160. 

On average, six hours of 1:1 consultant calls can cost anywhere between $600 and $1,050 – And that’s without access to an entire library of courses available for ASHA CEUs and support through a private discussion forum. With the SpeechTherapyPD.com Deep Dive Study Group, you get so much more. This is truly an opportunity for ongoing education, cohort support, and group support through the private discussion forum. The value can’t be beat!

Book a 1:1 Consultant Call

  • 1:1 Consultant Video Call: $150 per hour
  • Subject to availability
  • Pay only when your appointment is confirmed

Step One

Submit your application, which will include topics and/or questions you would like to discuss

Step Two

Acceptance via email (DO NOT Pay until your appointment has been confirmed)

Step Three

Make Your Payment

Refund Policy: You must email info@speechtherapypd.com immediately for all refund/credit requests. You have 7 days from the date of purchase to cancel and receive 100% refund. After that, until 7 days from the start of the Deep Dive course or 1:1 consultant call, you will receive a credit to apply to another Deep Dive Study Group or 1:1 consultant call within 12 months of purchase. May transfer to another person. No refund or credit from 7 days prior to the start of the course.